1936 Gibson RB-3 Original 5-String Flathead FON 1288-1


Gibson Factory Order Number 1288-1

RARE 1936 original RB-3 prewar flathead original 5-string!  One-piece flange, heavy weight high-profile 20 hole flathead tone ring and 5-string tension hoop. Uncut label, original nickel plated hardware. Original 5-string mahogany neck. Mahogany resonator with white/black/white concentric rings. Back of neck and resonator have been re-finished and new binding added to the neck by Frank Neat. Original Brazilian fingerboard with newer frets. Nice flat flange and orange/mahogany color stained rim. A hole is drilled in the rim where the cord ran thru for the headlights, which are still with this banjo!  Eight of the twenty holes in the tone ring have been drilled out to a little larger diameter.  Includes the original case, wrench, headlights and 5th peg.  Extremely good sounding and powerful banjo.

Call Steve for price, serious enquires only please.   Shop-615.264.4959     Cell 615.330.8366

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